Books are an exciting feat for everyone. However, if you ask an avid reader, they would prefer a book to any other entertainment. There used to be a time when 2-3 Sci-fi or Fantasy films were made every year. Now, there is an explosion of different movies that have captivated hearts and made viewers question if the film was based on a book. The burst in book-based movies with fantastic effects have turned avid reads to films and movie-lovers to books. Several books are made into films and created to put a real visual to the imagination that is derived from books. Some of these movies are based on childhood favorites such as:

  • The Nutcracker and The Four Realms
  • Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald
  • Dumbo
  • Aladdin
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • The Twilight Series
  • Hugo
  • The Lord of The Rings
  • Chronicles of Narnia
  • Charlie and The Chocolate Factory
  • Beowulf
  • Stardust, etc

While these movies/books have been around and won over the hearts of audiences around the world, their popularity never dies. As a result, some of these movies have been remade several times in history. Other films are also released as part of a series to keep the audiences coming back for more. The movies are filled with graphic elements that keep up to the current trend that the audience seems to appreciate. It is a well-versed strategy to keep these classics alive.

The Nutcracker and The Four Realms

As an extended novelization of the original Nutcracker books, the Nutcracker and The Four Realms is a movie that is produced by Walt Disney Pictures. Featuring magical themes and graphics Nutcracker is a must see for those who loved ‘The Chronicles of Narnia.’ The Nutcracker and The Four Realms very similar to The Nutcracker and The Mouse King, written by E.T.A Hoffmann. The movie’s trailer poses a ‘Transported to the magical land of Narnia’ feel to it, attracting audiences of all ages.

Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald

Ever since the first Harry Potter movie was showcased on the big screens, magic has been something that you associate with Harry Potter. Written by J. K. Rowling, ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’, is a book that is part of the Fantastic Beasts series – A series written in the perspective of Newt Scamander. ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ is the second movie after ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them.’ This movie is another children’s movie filled with magic and mysteries. The Crimes of Grindelwald is a much-awaited movie and is set to be released on November 16, 2018.


A cruelly nicknamed elephant called Dumbo is the cutest animal in a traveling circus. Dumbo, by Helen Aberson and Harold Pearl, is a story about a baby elephant named Jumbo Junior (nicknamed Dumbo) with abnormally large ears. Before the book was made into a movie in 1941, it was initially a Roll-A-Book, a cardboard box that showcases a book in a series of panels. 1941’s Dumbo, produced by Walt Disney Pictures is a remake of the original Roll-A-Book that was lost to time. The upcoming 2019’s Dumbo is created and produced by the same production and is a remake of the 1941’s Dumbo.


Another classic Disney animated movie, Aladdin is a story about a poor boy and his monkey, who come across a lamp that changes their lives. Although it is a remake of the original, 2019’s Aladdin is said to shock fans with vibrant graphics and wonderous themes. Aladdin is one of the tales that is included in the One Thousand and One Nights Tales. The producers of this remake are Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Guy Ritchie, Aladdin will release on the 24th of May, 2019.